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Department of Neurology

Our Mission

The Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, chaired by Brad A. Racette, MD, FAAN, is an academic neurology department with a traditional tripartite mission: providing cutting-edge clinical care to patients with neurologic diseases, training the next generation of physician-leaders, and conducting clinically relevant research. The Barrow Department of Neurology has a strong commitment to global neurology across these three mission areas.

The Department of Neurology is composed of a diverse faculty of more than 60 neurologists, scientists, and other providers who deliver compassionate and patient- and caregiver-focused care across 13 subspecialties. Barrow neurologists are internationally recognized leaders in their respective specialties. Our physicians are deeply committed to health equity, as evidenced by unique outreach programs in most subspecialties, a free neurology clinic at St. Vincent DePaul, and a continuity neurology clinic on the San Carlos Apache Reservation.

Barrow Neurology trains residents and fellows to be national and international leaders in clinical care, service, global neurology, and research. Trainees benefit from a rich clinical environment and talented clinician-educators who oversee our training program. Student-doctors from Creighton University Medical School and the University of Arizona College of Medicine learn neurology from the Barrow residents and attendings in an institute dedicated to clinical neuroscience. Trainees can also experience global neurology by rotating at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa through our Barrow Global Neurology Program, offered in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Barrow researchers are dedicated to clinically relevant research that is tightly aligned with the needs of our patients. Barrow Department of Neurology research spans the spectrum from translational neuroscience to clinical research, including neuroepidemiology, data science, neuroimaging, biofluid multi-omic analyses, basic science, and investigator-initiated clinical trials. The Barrow Neuro Analytics Center is a 10,099-square-foot dry lab research facility focusing on data science from large populations to deep phenotyping of human research participants and cells.

Designated Centers of Excellence and Recognitions

  • ALS ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence
  • Alzheimer’s & Cognitive Disorders – Lewy Body Dementia Association Center of Excellence
  • Ataxia – National Ataxia Foundation Center of Excellence
  • Epilepsy – National Association of Epilepsy Centers – Level 4 Comprehensive Epilepsy Center 
  • Hereditary Neuropathy – Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation CMT Center of Excellence
  • Huntington’s Disease – Huntington’s Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
  • Multiple Sclerosis – National Multiple Sclerosis Society Center for Comprehensive Care
  • Muscular Dystrophy – Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center
  • Parkinson’s Disease – Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence
  • Stroke – The Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center; American Heart Association 2022 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
Brad A. Racette, MD, FAAN
Kemper and Ethel Marley Chair for Neurology
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